Sarah Lemmon

Sarah is co-creator and editor of Seattle Greenlaker. A former journalist with a nose for news and a heart for people, she owns her own PR and consulting business called Lemmon PR. When Sarah’s not exploring Green Lake, she’s sewing or searching for the best bowl of ramen in the city.

United Way Looking For Volunteer Tax Preparers

We received this call for volunteers from United Way to help find tax preparers for families that need help filing returns. “Every year in Washington State, low- and middle-income families and individuals struggle to pay the bills and keep food on the table. During tax time, it can make an unstable situation even worse. Not […]

Reminder To Lock Your Car At Night

We received a good reminder from a fellow Greenlaker, Zac, who said, “Just wanted to share a warning to the neighborhood that prowlers have been cruising around at night, and to keep car doors locked and not to leave any valuables in them, even if hidden. Our dumb luck: twice this week our cars were […]

Seattle Public Theater’s Holiday Lineup

I have an embarrassing confession. I have never been to a show at Seattle Public Theater. It is walking distance from my house. I know, I know. I can use my excuse of having two little kiddos, but honestly there really is no excuse. I am fixing that in a few weeks by going to […]

Green Lake Dragonfly Mural Showcased In International Art Guide

Green Lake’s dragonfly mural is featured in Bloomberg Philanthropies & Bloomberg Associates Asphalt Art Guide, which was released earlier this week. The guide showcases the way that “cities use art and community engagement to improve street safety and revitalize public space.” The art effort led by Greenlaker Lisa Cach in 2013, is truly a neighborhood […]

Expect Delays on Aurora Bridge This Week

This just in from SDOT: “The right lane of the southbound State Route 99 Aurora bridge will remain closed around-the-clock this week. Travelers should plan for delays, especially during the morning and afternoon commutes, if traveling toward downtown Seattle through Fremont and Wallingford. During an in-depth inspection of the structure, Washington State Department of Transportation bridge inspectors […]

Comments Needed For Proposed 41 Unit Apartment Building

Development is going up all around Green Lake, but one caught our eye recently for several reasons. It is a proposed 41 unit apartment building to go into the former Green Lake Vape location on Keen Way and Aurora Ave. The five-story apartment building would house 39 units and 2 live-work units and have 15 parking spots. […]

Green Lake, Meet Eight Row

Weeks before Eight Row opened its doors I passed the restaurant and saw the culinary team huddled around a table training the staff about each of the dishes they were bringing out of the kitchen. The crew looked more like a bunch of friends than a labor force. You could tell they liked what they […]

Green Lake’s 2019 Luminata

Special thanks to Elliot Stoller for sharing his video of this year’s Luminata festivities with us. The annual Autumnal Equinox celebration took place over the weekend as it has every year in Green Lake for the past 20 years. Happy Fall Greenlakers!

Green Lake Restaurant News

Some restaurant openings and, sadly, a closure to share with you. First for the sad news. After 10 years in business Turnpike Pizza, (6900 East Green Lake Way) has closed. It served its last pizza on August 31. No word on future tenants. Around that same time two new restaurants opened in Green Lake. Eight […]

What To Do In And Around Green Lake September 2019

September 13 – 14 The Great Wallingford Wurst FestThis Octoberfest style end-of-summer celebration is a fundraiser for the St. Benedict School. Now in its 35th year, the festival started as a small fundraiser for the school but has grown to a huge party with 10,000 visitors. The Wurst Festival features inflatable rides, an array of […]

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